Good Evening Chris,
Thank you for your message. I have to admit, I'm quite surprised at the negative feedback.
The rifle was as I described. As far as I'm aware, all of the parts on the rifle, aside from the safety, hand guards, and stock as well as the hand guard retaining plate were, in fact, standard for this Krebs model. I'm not sure what kind of coatings should be on the pins for a Krebs but again, I'm sure that these are all standard Krebs.
I did mention to the buyer when he came for the FTF that the way the rifle came to me was with the long Magpul handguard that I had pictured in the advertisement, and that I took that off because it didn't really look like what I think an AK should. (After the purchase when he complained via text about the retaining plate I text him that I thought that it was an MOE handguard, thinking MOE was the model number, but that was not before he took the rifle and was a simple mistake). Surely that would indicate that the original handguard retaining plate would not be there? The photos that you can see below are a link to the same featured on my ad show the removable handguard retaining plate on there also.
If he wanted a rifle that was an accurate copy of the Bulgarian original, then why get one that has been altered this way with the barrel shortened? You buy a Krebs because he takes an AK, and he makes it far better. The reason why the buyer paid the same price it was sold for new is because these items are very high quality and hard to find. Truthfully speaking, I think I let it go at a very reasonable price.
Before the buyer purchased the rifle, he field stripped it in front of me including the bolt to check if the numbers matched.
I'm not sure if he attempted to remove the gas tube, but he had every opportunity to do so. For him to say that the gas tube was not the original perplexes me because the whole rifle, including the gas tube was covered in the very distinctive and durable Krebs coating. So to me that would indicate that it is exactly how it was shipped from Krebs. I still can't tell the difference between it and the product ones listed online so I don't know what he is talking about.
This rifle became a Krebs rifle, after Krebs worked his magic on it, so to say it isn't like his other Bulgarian rifles isn't surprising. But there's nothing about it that suggests to me as the second owner (and first time Krebs owner) that it wasn't as Krebs had shipped it to the original owner.
The buyer did also inspect the rifle very thoroughly. The light was also very ample for him to see everything. I did not rush him in the slightest. I waited for as long as he needed to be sure that he wanted the rifle and I am certain he saw every part of the rifle because he looked very close.
I was very polite and friendly, I answered all of his questions and did not try to prevent him from examining the rifle at all. I did everything I should have and he took the rifle. I find it both odd and concerning that I'm now getting negative feedback after what seems like him being getting buyers remorse for spending so much on a rifle and he is now lashing out on here because I refused to give him a refund.
I will never again sell anything to this buyer again. This has not been worth the headaches.